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Published on March 1st, 2023
Moraga's Vice Mayor opts for prescribed burn in yard to reduce future wildfire threats
Moraga Vice Mayor Teresa Onoda was worried about the risk of additional wildfires in her neighborhood. "We have evacuated twice, and that makes me very concerned about fire, because we live on Merrill Circle." A friend and Firewise member, Suzanne D'Arcy, told Onoda ...By Vera Kochan

Published on February 15th, 2023
Orinda gets winter storm damage update after county qualifies for FEMA assistance
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Individual Assistance for residents of Contra Costa County for damages to private property that were incurred during the recent storms. In terms of damage to public property, the city of Orinda approved a ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on January 18th, 2023
High tech helps bolster communications during emergencies
One of the main lessons learned after the Oakland Hills fire in 1991 was the need for better communication between first responders and other agencies. For the past several years, John Cornell has been working on enhancing technology utilized by the Lafayette Police ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on January 18th, 2023
Lamorinda suffers storm damage, but dodges major devastation
Heavy showers of rain and strong winds created problems in Lamorinda in the first weeks of 2023. Fortunately, the area did not suffer from the extreme damage, including fatalities, experienced elsewhere in California. However, the area did experience landslides both ...By Sora O'Doherty, Vera Kochan, Jennifer Wake

Published on January 4th, 2023
Winter safety tips from MOFD
Even though experts are predicting another ...By Vera Kochan

Published on December 21st, 2022
Holiday safety tips from fire and police departments
Winter holidays are a time for family ...By Vera Kochan

Published on December 7th, 2022
Local fire districts appreciate value of using inmate firefighters during major California blazes
The use of inmate firefighters may seem like a new concept to the public, given that the topic has been in the media more recently thanks to the state's drought resulting in high fire danger conditions and out of control blazes, but in fact, inmates have been called ...By Vera Kochan

Published on November 23rd, 2022
In 3-2 vote, MOFD board moves to increase minimum staffing of firefighter paramedics by 2
By the end of the Moraga-Orinda Fire ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on November 23rd, 2022
Majority of union supported candidates for MOFD board poised to lose to challengers
Two of the three candidates for the ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on November 9th, 2022
Work continues as recent rains give hope to end of fire season
While recent rains have been a welcome sight in Lamorinda, Moraga-Orinda Fire District Fire Marshal Jeff Isaacs warns residents not to let their guard down. "This time of year, we get questions from the public on fire season: Are we out of fire season?" Isaacs noted ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on October 26th, 2022
Union support again an issue at MOFD Board election forum
With three seats in three districts of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District up for election in the general election of 2022, the six candidates running are in one of two slates. Incumbents Steven Danziger and Michael Donner are joined by candidate Christopher Young on the ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on October 12th, 2022
MOFD Open House filled with fun
A recent Open House, held at MOFD Fire Station 41 in Moraga, included pancakes, fire prevention information as well as rescue reenactments and drone demonstrations. Station 41 is slated to be upgraded or moved to a new location in the future. ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on October 12th, 2022
Take part in The Great ShakeOut, Oct. 20
The Great ShakeOut will take place ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on October 12th, 2022
MOFD board candidates discuss issues of concern at Moraga Citizens Network forum
There were no startling disagreements among ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on September 28th, 2022
Lamorinda runs a successful virtual evacuation information drill
Nearly 1,800 Lamorinda residents responded to a survey, part of a drill to see how communications would work in the event of a fire requiring evacuation of residents in Lamorinda on Sept. 10. The drill was a joint effort by the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, the Contra ...By Sora O'Doherty

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